Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
hot topic here in town but also in washington, could president obama tap her for a national appointment? harris talks to us candidly about politics and how she unwinds in her personal life. >> now to a woman named one of america's most powerful women by "newsweek" magazine. >> welcome to the charmed political life of kamala harris. local locally, we've seen the 48-year-old oakland native rewrite the history books. >> sit. you must sit. >> as she climbed the ladder. nationally washington insiders say it's only a matter of time before she heads to the capitol. flattering to hear your name, every hot list, it's kamala harris, senator, governor, supreme court, attorney general of the united states. flattering or do you just kind of put it on the side? >> i am so sick of it. truly. i am completely focused on what i'm doing now. so many people who are focused on that thing out there they trip over this thing here. it's not worth it. >> it seems like you have a dynamic relationship with the president, with president obama, dating back to back in chicago, before he was the president
Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
that's the standard we should have. >> president obama's recent executive order gives undocumented youth a reprieve from deportation and also gives them the ability to get work papers. jose doesn't qualify. he's aged out of that program and so his legal status, that's still in limbo. a lot of students are skipping the classroom, though, and turning to computers. why? because they're making online learning a booming industry. it's one of the hottest ones these days and one of the most talked about startups here in silicon valley is a website for higher ed. now, you can register for free classes. i did say the magic word, free, from some really impressive schools. we're talking stanford, johns hopkins, princeton, duke, just to name a few. >> and so it's different in the sense that you're just on the computer taking a course by yourself. one of the things you're doing is you've got this online community so you call it peer to peer -- >> peer-to-peer learning or peer teaching. so whapt happens this is a very active experience. this is not the same as sitting alone in your living room.